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Stanford Rugby “Try For Others” at San Jose Charity Race

Posted in events, support, TEAM TFO with tags , , , , on March 13, 2012 by tryforothers

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On Sunday March 11, 2012, Stanford Rugby participated in the San Jose 408K ‘Race To The Row’ benefitting the Pat Tillman Foundation.   In partnership with Try For Others (TFO), Stanford Rugby had over 100 club members represent Team TFO at the inaugural 8K race.

The event, which Stanford Rugby used as a fundraiser, raised nearly $15,000 to support their program and adopted charities. Through Team TFO, Stanford Rugby helped sponsor a field of disabled athletes to race alongside the team, including a number of injured military veterans.

“Try For Others was thrilled to have so many Stanford Rugby players represent Team TFO at the 408K,” said TFO Founder Dominic Cooke.  “Through their support, we were able to provide opportunities for challenged athletes to defy stereotypes and challenge their limitations.”

The sold-out race began at the HP Pavilion in downtown San Jose before finishing at the beautiful Santana Row. Stanford Head Coach, Matt Sherman, hopes his players will draw inspiration from the disabled athletes and Pat Tillman’s example.

“Stanford Rugby was honored to participate in the 408K benefitting the Pat Tillman Foundation,” related Sherman. “Pat sacrificed so much to pursue a mission much bigger than himself.  It was with this same mentality that Stanford Rugby came together to support his legacy and Team TFO.”

Those interested in supporting Stanford Rugby with their fundraising efforts can still make donations at www.teamtfo.org.

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Team TFO Represents at Top End EuroAmerican Handcycling Championships

Posted in events, TEAM TFO, TFO Apparel, TFO Support with tags , , on February 16, 2012 by tryforothers

One of the nation’s premiere handcycling events, the Top End EuroAmerican Handcycling Championships took place in Melbourne, FL. on February 5, 2012.  Team TFO was proud to be represented at 26.2 mile race that fielded over 70 handcyclists including 6 World Champions.

TEAM TFO BREAKS RECORD AT 38TH ANNUAL EPPIE’S GREAT RACE

Posted in events, TEAM TFO, TFO Support with tags , , on January 17, 2012 by tryforothers

Team TFO showed up in full force for the 38th annual Eppie’s Great Race! With over 70 athletes and volunteers wearing the Team TFO jersey, including 26 challenged athletes, Team TFO made history by fielding the largest number of challenged athletes since the race began in 1974.  As a result, Team TFO swept the adaptive division taking 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.  In addition, team members raised over $10,000 in support of Try For Other’s mission.

TFO thanks all participants, volunteers, and supporters for making this possible.  A special thanks goes out to our 2011 jersey sponsor Von Housen Motors.

TEAM TFO ATHLETE ON GOOD DAY SACRAMENTO

Posted in events, media, TEAM TFO with tags , , , on January 17, 2012 by tryforothers

2011 Team TFO handcyclist, Thea Rosa, talks to Good Day Sacramento about participating in Eppie’s Great Race

TEAM TFO DEBUTS AT EPPIE’S GREAT RACE

Posted in events, support, TEAM TFO on July 14, 2010 by tryforothers

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do”                                                                                        –John Wooden

On Saturday July 17th, TEAM TFO will debut at the 37th annual Eppie’s Great Race.  Dubbed “The World’s Oldest Triathlon,” over 3,000 athletes have signed up for the race which consists of 5.82 miles of running, 12.5 mile of cycling and 6.35 miles of Kayaking or Canoeing along the American River.

TEAM TFO is a Try For Others program that encourages disabled persons to challenge their limitations, defy stereotypes, and re-define the meaning of being disabled.  TFO founder, Dominic Cooke, first began thinking about the program in 2009 after returning from a cycling camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.

“I’d been away from organized sport as an athlete for so long that I had forgotten the importance of the team dynamic,”recalls Cooke.  “My week in Colorado reminded me how special it is to be part of a team.  You have the same competitive mind-set, the same common goals, and the support of teammates to help you achieve those goals.  I wanted to bring that same team dynamic to Try For Others, and encourage both able-bodied and disabled individuals to inspire each other and challenge their limitations.”

As a member of team TFO, individuals identify a challenge to overcome (marathon, triathlon, hike, race, etc.) and give reason to their pursuit by raising funds so that TFO can sponsor disabled athletes to overcome their own challenges.  TEAM TFO is proud to sponsor 7 disabled athletes for Eppie’s Great Race.  Meet TEAM TFO Great Race Athletes

Video of Dominic’s experience in Colorado that inspired TEAM TFO